Understanding Bible Allegory

Understanding Bible Allegory and It's <i>SPIRITUAL</i> Intent

"All truth goes through three steps.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Finally, it is accepted as self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer
German Philosopher

Decoding the Allegory of Scripture

What would you say if I told you that everything you have ever learned about the Bible is wrong?  What would you say if I told you that everything you have ever learned about God is wrong?  How would you feel if you found that the entire Western world concept of, and approach to, the Bible, spirituality and God, is wrong, wrong, wrong?  If it could be proven to you, would you be able to accept it?  Or are your current beliefs etched in stone ("God said it, Jesus did it, I believe it, and that settles it")?  As they say, truth is stranger than fiction.  And if that is true, it is because the fiction that you have heretofore accepted as truth makes the actual truth that you've probably never heard foreign to you, and foreign equals strange as far as our human psyches are concerned.

For example, if you grew up believing and accepting that 2+2=5, it will be extremely difficult to convince you that 2+2=4, no matter how much "convincing" proof I may give you.  Why?  Because the substance of your acceptance of the 2+2=5 concept as truth is its own proof that your "belief" is not based on anything rational.  It would, then, be virtually impossible to prove to you through rationality that the truth is vastly different from that which you have always believed, that 2+2=4, and not 5.

Nevertheless, for those of you who are able to hear, I will show you conclusively that the 2+2=5 concept of Biblical and spiritual truth is indeed the common Western concept of spirituality -- the one you more than likely have been taught all your life -- and that consequently, the accurate equation will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for many of you to grasp.  This Western concept that we shall methodically shatter in due course is the myth of the Bible as literal history (what I refer to as "The Great Western Paradigm").  I will provide "convincing" proof that spiritually speaking, 2+2 really does equal 4," which, though a vastly foreign concept to the Western world, is nonetheless critical to uncovering the truth that sets us free.

Whether we are talking about our ability to place a man on the moon, create artificial intelligence that can process information at the speed of light, float on water or fly through the air in multi-thousand ton steel vessels, or a belief that the earth is actually round and not flat, truth, where it is foreign to our conscious experience, is always initially met with ridicule and resistance, and oftentimes violence.

However, the cream always rises to the top, and in the case of truth, it simply cannot be suppressed forever.  By its very nature it cannot be, for truth is the essence of our existence.  It is what we are at our core.  Truth always wins out in the end.  All of life exists according to law, and perceptions notwithstanding, law rules.  Law is truth!  There are laws of physics, laws of mathematics, laws of nature, etc.  These laws are all immutable.  They cannot change and they cannot be changed.  You transgress them at your own peril.

The same is true of spiritual law (i.e., the "law of God")!  Our lack of understanding of just what spiritual law is, and how it relates to the Christ at the end of it (Romans 10:4), has kept the overwhelming majority of us in spiritual darkness and its counterparts of frustration, fear, hatred, attachment, greed, ego, etc. -- in stark contrast to the light we believe we are walking in.  "The heart is deceitful ..." (Jer. 17:9).  It is human nature to be self-deceived.  It is a condition of the human heart.

The information presented in the pages of this website will, initially at least, be so foreign to your current concept of truth, that for some of you, its rejection will be an automatic and instinctive reaction -- the mind will simply not be able to absorb it.  For some, it will simply be unbelievable!  For others, it will instill great fear and you will be afraid to read it.  And then there will be those of you to whom it will cause much mental turbulence, a feeling that you are on the path to blasphemy.  The great obstacle to an honest, sincere and unobstructed search for truth lies in our fear of death, a fear instilled in us and exacerbated, in most cases, by our acceptance of the belief that a loving God is ultimately going to torment us forever and ever if we do not believe what He wants us to believe.

In any event, I will state at the outset that as a result of your concept of truth from the Western perspective, the information presented herein will be so foreign to most of you that you will simply not be ready for it.  And yet, for those of you who are ready, I can also promise you that this information will be life-changing.  It will cause you to see the scriptures in an entirely new, different and refreshing light.  At the very least, it will provide a stimulus for more thought-provoking study.

My mission is to help my brothers and sisters on this planet to understand the true spiritual meaning and intent of the scriptures -- which meaning and intent differ drastically and dramatically from the messages taught by conventional Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Jesus says in the book of John, "The words that I speak, they are spirit, and they are life" (John 6:63b) (we will be coming back to this theme repeatedly throughout this website).  Scripture also informs us that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Wiping out Superstition

It is my further mission to dispel the common lot of superstitions that coincide with the traditional approach to religion and the Bible.  If we have read the scriptures, we know what they say, but the fact of the existence of hundreds of religions -- as well as of hundreds of denominations/sects within some religions -- testifies to the universal confusion regarding their proper interpretation.

And yet, everyone thinks his own watch is correct.

I hope to dispel much of the confusion out there, as well as to help set the proper tone and foundation for their correct study, so as to add qualitatively to your learning and spiritual development.  It is my hope that the information contained in this website will ultimately be so compelling, so viable and so lucid, that sight will be brought to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and speech to the mute.  It is my intent to show how the madness of the mind of mortal man in his literal understanding of the scriptures leads to his current experience of what the Bible refers to as "the four dreadful judgments of God" (sword, famine, pestilence and plague) (Ezekiel 14:21).  You will see that these judgments of God are NOW events -- current experiences -- in the lives of many, if not most, and not occurrences that are GOING to transpire at some future point.  It will also be made plain that far from man being made in the image and likeness of God (more on this later), that man has made God in HIS image, and after HIS likeness, and has "changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things" (Romans 1:23).

Literal, or Allegory?

Again, the Bible is NOT a history book, as is commonly taught in The Great Western Paradigm.  First of all, it says clearly that all scripture is given by inspiration of God.  It is clear, as well as simple common sense, that history needs no inspiration; it is simply a factual event that has been recorded.  To reduce the historical event to paper would not be considered "inspiration." Consequently, if even one percent of scripture constitutes history, then the statement "all scripture is given by inspiration of God" cannot possibly be true.  No.  The whole of the scriptures is extraordinary allegory (Gal. 4:24, KJV), with powerful spiritual messages couched in fascinating stories that make for an incredible reading experience.

Second, scripture says the "natural man" (the sensual man, or man "of the senses," which is what the word natural means in the scriptural context) cannot understand spiritual things.  What is there not to understand about literalism?  You read it naturally, it says what it says, and it means what it says.  But this is not how you read the scriptures.

When you do come to understand the proper method of reading the Bible, it will become for you a most fascinating adventure that YOU WON'T WANT TO PUT DOWN!  We will begin to make all of this plain herein, with the caveat that it is impossible that a work of this limited length can even scratch the surface of the explanation of the whole of scripture (although we will point you in the right direction).

Nor is it possible that one man, or even a group of men, can hold all of the truth of the Living, Omnipotent and Omniscient God Almighty, to the exclusion of all others, for if that were possible, it would leave man at the mercy of the men who possess it.  "We are God's spokespeople.  If you're not one of us, ...."

Many religious groups fall under this umbrella; i.e., many claim to be your Messiah -- that if you don't join their group, you are lost.  None can see that they are all but men "Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm ..." (Jer. 17:5).  "Let God be true, though every man a liar" (Romans 3:4).  The light of truth dispels the darkness of error, for when you turn on a light, the darkness disappears.  Many think of darkness as the opposite of light. Darkness is not the opposite of light; darkness is merely the absence of light. Those who are in darkness are lacking the light.

Let God be your guide and stop trusting in the sword (the tongue) of man, which results in your swift spiritual destruction.

Listen to man, but don't be guided by man.  Let Spirit be your guide.  Learn how to hear "the still small voice" within.  Again, we will point you in the right direction.  Pray for light!  Pray for truth!  Pray for wisdom and understanding!  Pray for insight!  With all that you do, pray, pray, pray!!!  "Ask and it shall be given" (Luke 11:9).

A God of Violence, or a God of Love?

How is it possible to understand God as love (1 John 4:8) or omnipotent (Gen. 17:1, Rev. 19:6) through the literal interpretation of the Old Testament?  God slays his own people in the waters of the flood, then "repents" that he had done so.  He orders the brutal slaying of animals for the remission of sins and for other offerings and sacrifices.  He inflicts a bondage on the Levites (who were ordained as priests to execute His law, a duty which included this animal brutality, trimming of their fat, extraction of their organs, pouring out of their blood, etc.) many times more brutal and cruel than the Egyptian slavemasters exacted on the Israelites.  He killed His own people by the thousands when they disobeyed and rebelled against His word.  And the final nail in the coffin (literally speaking) is the reduction of your disobedient soul into hell, where you will burn forever and ever, in an unimaginable and excruciating torment worse than anything Hitler ever did to the Jews, and from which God apparently cannot redeem you because He cannot violate his own word.

Where is the omnipotence of God in all of this???  Where is the mercy of God in all of this???  Where is the love of God in all of this???

Truly, man has created God in his own image, after his likeness!  He has destroyed you with the sword (the "tongue"), and thinks he has done God a great service.  "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves" (Matt. 23:15).

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6).

Understood in the literal context, the scriptures -- and especially the Old Testament -- are nothing more than a litany of fables, fairy tales and horror stories.  When we encounter human beings treating their children like this, we are thunderstruck; we are appalled, understandably incensed and enraged!  And yet, we accuse God of this kind of hatred, and then we further exacerbate the error by calling it "love."  "But the simple believe every word" (Prov. 14:15).  Is it any wonder that organizations like the Ku Klux Klan, who claim the Bible as their authoritative textbook, exist today?  God help us all!!!

This kind of literal interpretation is what results when the natural mind of man tries to interpret and understand spiritual truths.  "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are SPIRITUALLY discerned" (1 Cor. 2:14).

You will see clearly that God, in the literal sense, has never, and could never, be a god of violence, war and judgment, one who will destroy you in a burning, fiery hell forever and ever, without mercy!  "God is love" (1 John 4:8).  God did not err, as we understand error, in the creation process; nor can it be said that God did not know that sin was going to enter the world, as some erroneously contend.  In fact, the literal understanding of biblical creation is itself an error, a fact that we hope to clarify as we move forward.

We hope to make all of this very plain.  Of course, we understand that people will always see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear, and that only people who are ready for this information will be able to receive it.  "He who has ears to hear, let him hear" (Matt. 11:15).

The process of dispelling false teaching -- unlearning error -- once the mind has accepted it as truth, is 100 times more difficult than learning something new.

In whatever way the reading of this material works out for you, there is no condemnation, for ALL shall eventually come to spiritual truth, for spirit is what we are -- spirit encased in flesh.  Spiritual life is about being.  It is about loving -- loving God AND loving others as one's self.  It is about raising your consciousness.  When consciousness is raised, and when we truly understand what it truly means to "be in Christ and Christ in us," then we will experience the truth (which is NOT meant in a literal sense) that "whosoever believeth on me, the works that I do he shall do also; and greater works than these shall he do, because I goeth to the Father" (John 14:12).

Can God Save Man?

We want you to keep two points in mind as you go through this website.  First, if the God in whom you claim to believe cannot save man from himself, then he is not truly omnipotent (all-powerful); and second, if that God will not save man from himself (because of the so-called "free will" principle), then He is not all-merciful.  And if that God, who allegedly knows the end from the beginning, brought you into this world KNOWING that you would fail, KNOWING that you would disobey and rebel against Him, KNOWING that you would make the wrong choices, and ultimately KNOWING that you would end up in hell, FOREVER, and yet created you anyway, then indeed there is not a more cruel, unjust and inhumane "being" in existence than that God!

You are a Child of God, and Therefore You are DIVINE!

You were born with a very powerful intellect, the intent of which is to be used as a vehicle to transport you from carnality to spirituality.  It is not for nothing that you have such a powerful tool with which to work.  You were also born with common sense, an attribute of our humanity that many neglect to employ.  But even more than that, you are a spiritual being -- a god among gods, for that's what it means to be the offspring of God.  YOU ARE DIVINE!  You MUST learn to trust your inner light -- the Christ within -- as you pursue real spirituality, and learn to discard the ever popular counterfeit.  "There is a way that seemeth right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."  (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25)  Learn to trust the God in you, and stop putting your faith and trust in men, their organizations, and their superstitions.  Listen well, and then come to your own conclusions.  Learn to think for yourself!  "Cursed be the man that trusteth in man . . . ."  The greatest power any man can have in your life is to lead you to the Spirit within -- the great Effulgent Light -- which is "Christ IN you, your hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27).

It is our prayer that you will be blessed as you read the content of this site.

All scriptural emphases are mine throughout.

Peace and blessings.

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